Benedict’s funeral was just two days ago. Now in a week a book by his secretary Gänswein will be published which reveals criticisms of Benedict on stances and ambiguities off Francis as well as Francis rather mean-spirited or cold conduct towards Benedict and Gänswein. This just after it had already been revealed that Benedict had supported Traditionalist communities after Francis’ crackdown on the Tridentine Mass. With Benedict buried the truth is being dug up.
The outpouring of support and devotion to Pope Benedict XVI, Vicarius Christi of the Catholic Church (April 19 2005- 31 December 2022), has been massive. The Vatican has been surprised and overwhelmed by the large number of faithful coming to see the deceased pope.
Pope Francis recently visited Kazakhstan for a controversial meeting attacked by Traditional Catholics for seemingly promoting religious indifferentism. Apparently, he was hoping to meet with Xi, but the Chinese leader was too busy for his lapdog. This didn’t prevent Francis from defending ‘dialogue’ with China and playing down China’s crimes during his interview on the plane though. He spoke of how Russia had actually preserved piece for its neighbors more successfully than the UN. He spoke of how certain things of China seemed ‘undemocratic’. China not being democratic enough isn’t its biggest problems. If it respected basic human rights, including the rights of Francis’ own flock, maybe it’d be understandable how he goes easy on them.